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Acclaimed author Lauren Beukes returns with Afterland – a striking feminist dystopian thriller (PLUS Virtual Book Launch details)

A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science-fiction, Afterland is the high-concept feminist thriller that Lauren Beukes’s fans have been waiting for!

How the book community can stay connected without leaving the house – some advice and ideas from Penguin Random House!

During these deeply challenging times, books can be a source of comfort and escape. Crucially, they are also a way for us to remain connected even while we’re physically apart.

South African publishers cancel all forthcoming book launch events

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, South African publishers have decided to postpone or cancel all upcoming book launch events until further …

Kom vier die bekendstelling van Anel Heydenrych se sielkundige riller Die afloerder in Colesberg (29 Feb)

Jy en jou metgesel word hartlik uitgenooi na die bekendstelling van Die afloerder deur Anel Heydenrych. Dié sielkundige riller, Anel se tweede, speel in en om Colesberg af.

Cover reveal! Mark Winkler’s forthcoming novel, Due South of Copenhagen

Due South of Copenhagen, the new novel from Mark Winkler, will be out from Umuzi in April! Due South of Copenhagen is …

Don’t miss the launch of She Down There by Lynton Francois Burger at the Two Oceans Aquarium (2 Feb)

Penguin Random House invite you to the launch of She Down There by Lynton Francois Burger.

From the critically acclaimed author of Boy on the Wire, Alastair Bruce, comes a poignant new novel, The Weight of Skin

Alastair Bruce’s new novel The Weight of Skin is a poignant tale of personal and political responsibility.

Join Fred Khumalo for the Durban launch of his new novel The Longest March (17 Oct)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of The Longest March by Fred Khumalo.

Don’t miss Masande Ntshanga at a Bridge Books event to launch his new novel Triangulum (21 Sep)

Join Bridge Books in Maboneng for the launch of Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga!

Olive Schreiner Prize and French edition for Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s debut novel, The Printmaker, will be awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Prose on 7 September.

What does it mean to have visions, to be mentally ill within a South African context? Masande Ntshanga discusses his new novel Triangulum

‘I was interested in this idea of exploring mental illness in a way that looked outside of its formulations by the West. What does it mean, actually, to have visions, and what does it mean to be mentally ill within an African context, or even a South African context?’

Cover reveal! Fred Khumalo’s new historical novel The Longest March – based on an incredible event in South African history

The Longest March by Fred Khumalo – a historical novel inspired by a little-known incident from South African history – is out in September 2019 from Umuzi.

Carol Campbell’s third Karoo novel, The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear, to be published in Dutch by Mozaïek

Exciting news! Carol Campbell​’s third Karoo novel, The Tortoise Cried its Only Tear, will soon be published in Dutch by Uitgeverij Mozaïek in The Netherlands.

Join Masande Ntshanga and Karabo Kgoleng for a discussion of Triangulum at the Wits Writing Centre (30 July)

You are invited to a discussion of Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga at the Wits Writing Centre.

Exciting news! A film adaptation of Damon Galgut’s The Quarry will be released in 2020

A film adaptation of The Quarry by Damon Galgut is currently in post-production!

All the book launch details for Death on the Limpopo – the new Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew – around the country!

Death on the Limpopo – the third Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew – is out in September from Penguin Random House SA!

New book alert! Death on the Limpopo – the new Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew

Death on the Limpopo – the third Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew – is out in September from Penguin Random House SA!

Claire Robertson’s award-winning novel The Spiral House to be made into an international film

Filmmaker Erica Brumage has optioned film rights for the sweeping, gloriously told novel The Spiral House by Claire Robertson.

Join Masande Ntshanga for the launch of his new novel Triangulum at Exclusive Books Mall of Africa (17 July)

Penguin Random House and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga, winner of the Betty Trask Award and the PEN International New Voices Award.